“Guilford Gathering” is a new local experiment in direct citizen participation in our community – with the goal of finding our common ground and building on it. This will be a way for all of us to (re)connect with our neighbors, be heard, and feel empowered to speak our minds about our dreams, hopes, and ideas for the future of Guilford. It’s entirely “of the people, by the people, for the people.” It’s about dreaming and envisioning together the future of our town, building positivity, finding new connections with neighbors, listening to each other, and being heard. Our dreams might differ, but we all share a love for this town and we want it to be better for everyone. This is not intended to be a forum for debate, but for working together to find shared solutions.
The success of this project depends on participation by people from all walks of life – who have different life experiences and opinions.There are many ways to get involved – anything from simply sharing your thoughts; to co-organizing community events; to helping to develop strategies, action plans, and goals for Guilford Gathering. Please participate in any way that you can. And spread the word! Contact me, Anna Klein, by emailing GuilfordGathering@gmail.com